Origin of variola
Examples from the Web for variola
Historical Examples of variola
This looks as if poccas had been the Anglo-Saxon translation of variola.A History of Epidemics in Britain (Volume I of II)
He must learn that diphtheria is, or may be, as dangerous a passenger as variola.
In scarlet fever, measles, and variola there is a state of equilibrium between the skin and the intestinal mucous membrane.
In measles it is more frequently the former; in scarlatina and variola it comes later as a complication.
In variola the rosy shallow ulcer and healthy pus, with the acutely tumefied glands, should not be mistaken, at least after a day.Special Report on Diseases of the Horse
United States Department of Agriculture
- the technical name for smallpox
Word Origin for variola
"smallpox," 1771, from medical Latin diminutive of Latin varius "changing, various," in this case "speckled" (see vary).
- See smallpox.